Kids first matches.

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  1. Libby

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    How old were your kids when you took them to their first game and do you remember what it was?

    I've always thought I'd end up doing it way too early and he's four in September and am gonna try it in the early part of the season so was wondering what age people think is right.
     
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    Depends on the kid tbh. Personally I reckon 8 or 9 is about the right age to see if they like it. Before that the noise and language could get a bit much I reckon.
     
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    6. He loved the first 30 minutes and was bored after that (and it was a good game).

    But I’d recommend you do it and take lots of photos anyway. It’ll mean a lot to him later.
     
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    I was thinking of doing the friendly next week but not sure if a game with atmosphere would be better.
     
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    He's 4, or will be soon <laugh>

    I was always going to end up doing ut too early though, just take some sweets n **** and be prepared that I might have to leave before the end.
     
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    I’ve dodged that friendly. Was dreading it!
     
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    Monchengladbach? Was you being dragged along? <laugh>

    Could have had a drink <ok>
     
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  8. Stan

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    My boy wanted to go to see his grandad and cousin. Fortunately he got a better offer!
     
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    I'm with Tobes on this. 8 or 9 is about the right age and if you can do an evening game under the lights, even better.
     
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    My eldest only got into footy a couple of years ago. He's turns eleven on Saturday. I've taken him to a couple of local games and Stags. Like Tobes said, he got bored after half hour.

    I took the second born (8) too and he didn't like it at all but he's not a footy fan either so that was expected.

    No chance in taking the four year old yet.
     
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    Took mine when he was 7 and he loved it. Never looked back and still goes.
     
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    Took my son and stepdaughter to watch York City when we were back for Christmas at my parents,when they were 8&7. Used to always watch them when home but first time I had ever got a seat rather than stand. First half they enjoyed, 2nd half they were having a laugh at a loud fan next to us. My Indonesian stepdaughter waited till we got home and then asked the Mrs, in front of my parents, Ma - what’s a dickhead?

    Took my son to Japan when he was 12 for the World Cup. Got him face-painted up and wrapped in an England flag. He was into the football then but loved the attention he was getting from the young female Japanese fans who wanted their photo taken with him.

    First Newcastle game when he was 13 when Shearer got his 200th PL goal against Charlton. Unfortunately he has ended up a Man Utd fan but we still go to games together now when I am back.
     
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    Took my son when he was 7 to see our then local Harrow Borough. We sat in the players area as I was mates with the manager in my playing days. My son was thrilled to bits with the experience and we went as often as we could.
     
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    Took my oldest up on the train when he was 7 to see the lads play Norwich (we lost!).

    From a small village to seeing 30,000 people in one place scared the **** out of him. He'd never seen a crowd before or heard the noise one makes <laugh>

    The first game I saw with my youngest was 2 years ago when he was 22. My bad :(
     
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  15. Took two of my nieces when they were 9 and 11. They loved it
     
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    Think my boy was 8 when he started mini football, loved every moment of watching him play through to when he went off to Uni a whole decade of it, brilliant.
     
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    Took my son when he was about 8...Huddersfield Town v Southampton

    He doesn't really care too much for it and would rather do other things.
     
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    First matches as a kid?

    I bet yours were Swan Vestas, yeah?
    <whistle>
     
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    Sounds like a cracking game, mate.

    Fortunately I don’t yet have kids but first game was a glorious 3-2 win at home to Sheffield Wed in the Premier League before it got ****.
     
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